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Devereaux Jarrett “Chicken Trotter” Bell

Birth
Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Death 1875 (aged 57–58)
Rusk County, Texas, USA
Burial Rusk County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 20168438 View Source
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23 OCT 2020, Memorial notes at or near time of transfer. Added gender. 1) Original bio from creator of memorial is below divider. Source for their information is not given.
11 SEP 2021 SAC with following information, posing questions about the nickname that was entered by the original creator of the memorial, suggesting that his identify has been confused, so keep this in mind with regard to Mr. Bell: "Chicken Trotter, who could neither read nor write, was not the same person as D. J. Bell, who COULD read and write. Chicken Trotter signed the Treaty of Bird's Fort with his sign, because he could not write his name. There are many documents out there that show D. J. Bell's signature. They are two different people. "~
Husb. of Juliette Lewis Vann Bell Taylor. No children. They both journeyed to California as 49'ers, 1849-1850. An Express rider, in Oct. 1838, he was also said to be a Signer of the Treaty of Birds Fort in 1843 with his alias Chicken/Trotter Bell, which ended hostile actions of the Cherokees and allied tribes, (in their support of the Mexican Govt.) against the Texans settlers. Son of John Bell buried here & Charlotte Lightfoot Adair, Cherokees.


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